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Title:Art, Culture and Tourism on an Indian Ocean Island: An ethnographic study of jua kali artists in Lamu, Kenya
Author:Wright, K.D.
Year:2009
City of publisher:Lewiston
Publisher:Edwin Mellen Press
Geographic term:Kenya
Discipline:Art
Subjects:Lamu
Tourism
Ethnicity
Identity
Abstract:This book employs an ethnographic approach to understand the evolution of jua kali (Swahili for “hot sun”) art forms, especially in response to the international tourism industry. The importance of ethnicity to Lamu's jua kali artists and the ways that ethnic identity is expressed visually in their artwork offers a unique approach to analyzing processes of cultural commoditization. (Source: Author Description).
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